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noun [countable] anchor pronunciation in American English /ˈæŋkər/
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  1. 1
    a heavy object that is dropped into the water to prevent a boat from moving
    at anchor (=held still using an anchor):

    luxury yachts at anchor in the port

    drop anchor:

    We dropped anchor off the coast of Cape Cod.

  2. 2
    someone who presents a television or radio program, especially the news

    She’s been lured away from ABC News to become anchor of a new nightly current affairs show.

  3. 3
    someone or something that is strong and reliable, and so makes people feel safe and confident

    The exchange rate should be an anchor in inflation control.

    Bates is the emotional anchor of the movie.

  4. 4
    business an important store or business that attracts other businesses to the area where it is

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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